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of an immense british talent. i mean, geniuses are overused word.
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creatively, artis likely, he was a genius. >> reporter: born david jones in south london, his unique sound and style inspired and influenced generations of musicians from mick jagger to duran duran to madonna, from singing to acting, he did it all. starring in movies like "the hunger" and "the man who fell to earth." just last friday on his 69th birthday, he released his 25th and final album "rock star." this album reportedly a carefully planned finale a parting gift to his fans. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. last known survivor of the 1906 san francisco earthquake has died. william del monte was 3 months old when the quake struck. remembered his dramatic escape from the burning city. his family grabs a horse drawn wagon and made its way out of
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william was still working as a stockbroker then and he was just days away from turning 110 years old. >> well, there's no question that winter has arrived for western new york. some areas east of lake erie, look at these pictures. >> whoa. >> of nearly two feet of snow on the ground and more is on the way today. that car. arctic air is reacting with the warm water producing lake-effect snow. there could be as much as four feet of snow by tomorrow night. and, of course, it's going to be accompanied by gusty winds. okay, so here's the rest of today's forecast. in the meantime, snow from the ohio valley to northern new england. below zero windchills in minneapolis and chicago. freeze warnings along the gulf coast. heavy rain and up to a foot and a half of mountain snow in the west. >> 4 degrees in minneapolis, teens and 20s in chicago, detroit and kansas city. 60s in los angeles, miami and dallas. well, it won't cost as much
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car this winter. crude oil prices now at their lowest level in 12 years after losing another 5% yesterday. the national average for gasoline below $2 a gallon. it's a combination of a worldwide oversupply and less demand from the slowing chinese economy. but for many americans oil and gas producers they go bust. >> okay. >> there's a crucial meeting tomorrow between the head of volkswagen and the head of the environmental protection agency. the embattled german automaker plans to present the epa with a plan to fix the diesel engines that cheated on tests. more than half a million volkswagens in this country have the faulty software. >> general motors is taking another giant step towards the self-driving car. many cars have the ability to park themselves, no driver need. this one i guess is going in and out of the garage you see there. >> all by itself. the company says it will work
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their cars into tight spaces in parking lots. the feature also includes the ability for the car to the parallel park itself, which would be fantastic. >> the ceo elon musk says the car can detect small dogs crossing its path and there's a feature that engages and automatically stops the vehicle. >> yeah, that would be my self-driving car. >> i was just about to say that. >> it would basically reflect the way we drive. subway every day. >> coming up, shedding i tears before a judge. the woman accuses of high profile jewelry heists. >> also ahead the monster wave that sidelined one of the most talented world surfers. what what was he thinking? he's comentsds in an abc exclusive. >> using ballet moves to get as fit as a professional dancer. do you have what it takes? you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather.
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there's now a $15,000 reward for any help in solving this gun store smash and grab in ohio. this stale lance video you see the suspects are seen using a stolen truck to smash the store front and take the weapons. they're wearing maskages got away with 17 handguns. the sheriff says they're exactly the sort that's used in other crimes. next, the alleged jewel thief breaking down in court yesterday accused of robbing stores in five states and stealing up to $4 million in jewelry. >> all the while, the female thief hiding in plain sight. abc's steve osunsami has the new details. >> reporter: her friends and family in the atlanta suburbs are trying to wrap their heads around this picture. 24-year-old abby kemp being hauled into court, where she cried her eyes out, as she was charged with a federal crime. >> i need you to respond to an armed robbery. >> reporter: police say she's the young woman with a gun seen in these surveillance videos, robbing jewelry stores across five states.
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into security cameras. accused of stealing millions in jewels. >> hello, insomnia. >> reporter: all the while, she was out and proud on social media. pictures of her modeling and living the life. >> she was the life of the party. if abby was there, you were going to have a good time. >> reporter: after the fbi started posting photos from the robberies, they say the calls came pouring in. friends claiming they saw her wearing jewelry that she in no way could you afford. police named this man as her alleged accomplice, 35-year-old louis jones iii, already jailed on other charges. kemp has a bond hearing on thursday. she has not yet entered a plea. if she's convicted of these charges, the maximum punishment is 20 years. survive osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> wow. >> that's a long time. >> all right. >> coming up, beauty through ballet. >> the benefits of dancing are no secret. and now there's a workout routine to get the results. you're watching "world news
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>> so apparently not all of us can grow up to be ballerinas. some of us have to settle with being talking heads on tv. even though we can't live out our ballet dreams, of course, we can benefit from the workout. >> i've been trying to get you to do this. >> i can't. >> there are plenty of models, celebrities all looking to ballet to give them the lean toned look. nikki battiste already has that look and collected it out >> reporter: we're at ballet beautiful in new york city. and we're about to know you how the super models get those sexy models. >> up, two. >> reporter: what inspired ballet beautiful? >> initially this was just a series of exercises that i put together for myself when i was dancing with the new york city ballet and then later expanded into an entire method.
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meets fitness. >> exactly eb it's exercises that are going to target what i would call your ballet muscles. body. it's about not only the way that you're moving through space but which muscles you're targeting. >> reporter: is anyone not in pain? >> i'm in pain. thigh. you do the workout. the back, the insides of the legs and thighs, outside of the hips, the butt. >> reporter: by booty is burning. >> reporter: abs, working on your posture. toning our arms, back, upper body but building the strength to hold that beautiful posture and avoiding muscles that will bulk and build up. don't lift the shoulders. so you're working the muscles really, really hard. but they're stretching. they're elongating and the way they end up being shaped is completely different. >> natalie port olympian in "black swan," you were responsible for her dancing.
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>> yes, we started preparing a year before the movie even went into production. we started at about the two hours a day, ballet beautiful exercises, ballet class, building her stamina, sculpting her body, giving her the strength she needed to go through that very rigorous training. >> you even trained some victoria secret angels. why do they come to you? >> i think the angels end up working with us at ballet beautiful because they're looking for that ultimate expression of their female forms. >> reporter: which move to the angels cringe when you have them do it? what burns the most for them? >> outer thighs we did today. we would put on a one-pound weight so that is like a whole other level of burn. they love it but they hate it at the same time. >> >> having a taste taste of that without any of that is torture. how did i do today? >> you did great. i was so impressed.
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>> nikki does look great. >> i'd probably watch one of the classes. >> i think of you as like a mikhael baryshnikov. >> hello. >> look at you. >> i look pretty fierce. >> you do look fierce. you've got that posture thing going. >> yes, those things are really tight. >> they are tight. >> constrictive. >> bust a move for me. show me a ballet move. >> here. s are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. music throughout " forget the saggy diaper cowboy walk" " dance freely" " in new pampers cruisers" " with three extra absorb channels. it doesn't sag and stays dryer." "so dance, however you want!"
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isn't it? you love your hot line bling with drake. >> i didn't know there there was a term for it. >> yeah, just late night phone calls and texts. so we had to go between bieber and adele but we decided hot line because we thought it would be more memorable. it wasn't a monster, it was memorable. >> brewed up by el nino carrying a deadly amount of force. if you're a surfer, you head right for it. >> okay. that's just what garrett mcnamara did. did didn't work out so well. now he's got a heck of a story. here's abc's gio benitez. >> watch a gnarly an wipeout in half moon bay. >> oh. >> reporter: that surfer one of the world's best. garrett mcnamara living to talk about. >> definitely one of the craziest wipeouts i've had. >> reporter: watch closely. he falls off his surfboard and hits the water three times. breaking his arm before being
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>> i hit so hard. it was just like a big bright light. >> reporter: he holds the world record for catching an epic 78-foot wave, the largest ever surfed. but it was in this el nino fueled 50-foot wave that took him down thursday. >> oh, my god. oh. >> reporter: just look. mcnamara is nowhere to be seen and panic sets in. watch as rescuers on jet squeeze race to find him. some are now calling this wipeout one of the worst ever recorded. mcnamara is recovering from surgery but the world champ is already thinking about hitting the waves again. >> surfing is my life. it's my passion. it's what i love to do. and i'll never stop surfing. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> he's very lucky. >> he really is. doesn't make me want to go out
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>> no? come on. i can just imagine you hitting the waves. that's the mus for this half hour everybody. >> follow us on facebook
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this morning on "world news now," deadly fire fight. >> the gunfire, grenades and military might. to take-down. [ applause ] . new video and inside information about the drug lord's arrest and when he'll be sent to the u.s. >> tight races from the democrats exchanging words to donald trump taking his campaign to a new direction. new surprises from the iowa, new hampshire polls. national champions. alabama's exciting win last night over undefeated clemson. the big plays that led to a crimson tide victory. and remembering david bowie.
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constantly changing style. the tributes coming in on this tuesday, january 12th. and the stars look very different today >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you, everyone on this relatively busy tuesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. we begin with new details about the dramatic take-down of one of the world's most wanted men. >> we're getting our first look at the mugshot for one of el chapo, the day he arrived at that maximum security prison in mexico on friday, his hair and afraid mark mustache shaved off. >> we're also seeing pictures of the intense raid and the fire fight that ultimately took down
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abc's bazi kanani has the latest. >> reporter: the daring attempt to recapture el chapo. this newly released video shows mexican marines going after the infamous drug lord, guns blazing. at other times, crouched down taking cover while lobbing a grenade into the next room. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the shoot-out killed five of el chapo's plen. his safehouse left battle scarred and ransacked by marines checking for narcotics. abc's matt gutman got an inside look at the escape route through a hidden tunnel. >> reporter: hundreds of yards el chapo crueled through here. >> reporter: el chapo is now back inside mexico's highest security prison, the same one he managed to escape from six months ago but this time he is being held in solitary confinement. this interview is what led to his recapture audio according to officials.
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penn questioned the drug lord for "rolling stone" magazine three months ago. el chapo was trying to land a movie deal about his life, shopping the idea around to hollywood producers and akers recording this video. [ speaking foreign language ] but mexican authority were tracking penn during his visit with el chapo. penn is now defending his interview with the drug lord telling the "associated press" he has nothing to hide. the white house has commended mexican authorities for their bravery in the attempt to recapture el chapo. they say it has been a high priority for both governments. reena, kendis? >> thank you. president obama is taking a no traditional approach to his final state of the union address. in this video, he explains he won't zero in on past progress or goals for the year ahead but plans to focus on his optimistic vision for the country. that seems to be an attempt to frame the presidential election just before the first primary votes are cast. coverage of tonight's state
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here on abc at 9:00 eastern time. we'll have reaction tomorrow morning on "world news now." the democratic race for the white house is becoming more of a horse race every day. hillary clinton is now suddenly in a fight to hold on to iowa where she and bernie sanders are in a statistical dead heat. and over in new hampshire, sanders is leading by four points at a forum for the democratic candidates in des moines hosted by our sister network fusion, both sanders and clinton were sounding fairly confident. >> it could be that the democratic nomination may into the be so inevitable today. >> anybody can win. i mean this is -- who would have thought donald trump would be leading in national polls. >> i mean, for those of you who ever thought about running for president, take heart. i mean -- >> clinton may be laughing now but her team is confessing in a recent e-mail to supporters that they are nervous. the race is also heating up
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the latest numbers out of iowa shows donald trump still in the lead but texas senator ted cruz is following very close behind with rubio a distant third, jeb bush isn't even on the map. abc's tom llamas is in new hampshire. >> reporter: for the first time, donald trump marching into new territory, a local diner in new hampshire. >> sorry, folks, to bother you. >> reporter: the anti-politician admitting this textbook campaign move is not his style. >> the reason the other people do the small diners and everything is because they can't get anybody to show up. >> reporter: the new hampshire front-runner posing for photos -- >> that was the greatest looking hamburger. >> reporter: -- and ordering in true trump fashion. earlier, in his element on a big stage. trump, who has been ripping into hillary clinton, now revealing he'd much rather run against her opponent. >> oh, would i love to run against bernie. i would love -- oh. i mean, can you imagine? fbi, please, go after hillary. i want to run against bernie! >> reporter: but he'll have to
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cruz first. so, trump is now hammering the birther issue that cruz was born in canada. and this birther issue is not going away anytime soon for senator ted cruz. iowa's republican governor now weighing in, saying the question is fair and ultimately voters will decide. tom llamas mass abc news. >> now to a message from isis after a deadly attack on a shopping mall in baghdad. at least 18 people were killed in that attack that ended after a nearly two-hour gun battles. attackers targeted an area where many shiite muslims were known to gather. the group warned worse attacks were to come. >> needed food and medical help is reaching several communities in syria cut off by fighting. aid worker who's reached one village described horrible conditions with 400 people in a hospital suffering malnutrition and near star vision.
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syrians are in need of humanitarian blade. >> oscar pistorius wants to appeal his murder conviction. last month an appeals court threw out his manslaughter conviction and found him guilty of the murder of his girlfriend two years ago. pistorious claimed he thought he was shooting an intruder at the 2012 olympics, pistorious was the first amputee sprinter to compete against able-bodied athletes. staying over overseas for the first time, a member of spain's royal family on trial. princess cristina accused of taking part in a massive embezzlement scam that involved her husband and 16 others. she is the sister of the king of spain and sixth in line to the throne. if convicted she faces eight years behind bars. the trial resumes next month. >> new details in the spree of jewelry store robberies in five states across the southeast. abigail lee kemp made her first court appearance yesterday and
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agents that lewis jones iii was also involved in the robberies. their arrests came just days after the fbi asked for the public's help. more than $2 million in jewelry were taken during the crime spree. >> some 71 stories above the streets of downtown houston for two window washers horrifying. they were stranded nearly a thousand feet up after a motor malfunction left their scaffolding hanging from the building at a precarious angle and they were left clinging for 45 minutes. >> they're holding on for dear life for sure. they were facing the building looking in. so i'm sure that everybody inside the chase tower was probably freaking out. >> well, the building windows aren't designed to open up but they can be removed in an emergency and eventually the window washers were safely brought inside. >> oh, what a great story. i like it ended that way. >> needed a change of underwear after that. >> oh. well, hope someone got to them. this morning the nfl is
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team back in los angeles. for the first time in 21 years, how has it been 21 years? owners are in houston today for two days of meetings to consider relocating the team to l.a. raiders, rams and chargers petitioned the old league to leave their current homes. the times reports a con sense is building for rams and chargers to share a stadium in englewood. a decision is expect this had week. >> bart of it is because college football is so popular in los angeles with ufc and ucla. speaking of college football, well, the fans got exactly what they were hoping for last night. it was really an amazing national championship game. a classic one. the trophy is heading back to tuscaloosa as alabama is the national champ this morning. >> this was like a real game. >> yeah. the crimson tide defeated top ranked clemson 45-40 in a game with big plays on special teams. it was the fourth title -- look at them coming down -- for
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head coach nick saban showing rare emotion. said it was a great challenge for bama. >> there weren't very many people early in the season that thought this team could do it commitment to one another and did it together. i've never been prouder of a group of young guys. that's why i'm so happy for these players. talking about. >> i didn't mean obama. i meant bama. >> with 10:30 minutes in had the game and the score tied, saban called for an unsidekick that was absolutely amazing. and successful. marion humphrey caught it in midfield. that changed the momentum for the game. man, they were pumped up. >> they were. >> there's a difference between bama and boma. >> i'm getting into the state of the union. the bamas confuse me with the obama. >> there's a different meaning for what bama is. >> i don't know where you're going with that one.
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>> coming up "the mix," forget everything you know about slicing a pizza. there is actually a scientific approach to it. >> i believe you'll give that to us. also ahead, tomorrow's powerball jackpot. it's growing day by day. what are your chances of being an instant billionaire. >> and the tributes to david bowie. the memorials from fans and celebrities to a performer who seems somewhat larger than life. you're watching "world news now." the leading cough liquid only provides relief for four hours, but did you know there's a product that lasts for twelve hours? try delsym twelve hour cough liquid. its advanced formula works by immediately releasing powerful medicine that acts fast while its extended release medicine lasts for 12 hours. in fact, delsym lasts three times longer than the leading cough liquid. for all day or all night relief, try delsym -the #1 doctor recommended 12 hour cough liquid. this has been medifacts for
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there's a starman waiting in the sky he'd like to come and meet us but he feels he would blow our minds >> take a look at the many faces and images of david bowie. of course, the world said good-bye to the starman yesterday. or sunday. now quietly battling cancer before passing away. >> bowie had just released a new album days before his death so the news sent a shock wave of grief for many fans and friends. with more on his incredible life, here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: having styled himself like a pop star from
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back to the mothership. diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago, he'd kept it private. in l.a., new york and london, fans are in shock paying tribute and grieving. >> i just loved his music. i loved him. >> reporter: he was born david jones, and took the stage name "bowie," because the davey jones of the monkees got there first. his first big hit -- "space oddity." this is ground control to major tom >> reporter: inspired by the apollo space program. influenced by andy warhol, bowie came up with the concept for ziggy stardust, a rock band from outer space. that other worldly, androgynous look, positioning him as the outsider. now ziggy played guitar >> i felt really comfortable going on stage as somebody else. and it seemed a rational
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>> reporter: like his anthem "changes," bowie was famously hard to pin down. his image and his music constantly changing. that chameleon persona in turn inspired generations of performers from kiss to kanye to lady gaga. madonna posted, "david bowie changed the course of my life forever." fame >> reporter: bowie co-wrote "fame" with john lennon. and "under pressure" with freddie mercury of queen. pressure >> reporter: mick jagger tweeted this picture, calling bowie "an inspiration and a true original." his final album, number 26, released just last week. the songs and videos recorded while bowie was fighting his mysterious illness. look up here i'm in heaven >> reporter: this song, "lazarus," in retrospect sounds like good-bye. the song now rising up the charts after bowie is gone.
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york. so many when someone of his stature passes you learn so much you didn't realize before. i forgot he had played florida pontius pilate in the "last temptation of christ." i didn't remember that either. >> there are so many variables to him. many fans are paying tribute. his new album that was just released is probably going to be number one in the uk and probably here in the states, as well this week. >> you know, he got into a fight with his friend george underwood. one of his eyes permanently dilated because he was punch there had. >> i was wondering about that. >> coming up, we'll continue to pay tribute to him, of course. coming up in our next half hour, out on bond. the mother of the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch set to be released. her bail drastically reduced. the latest on the case sparking outrage across the country. >> but first powerball pipe dreams. the jackpot keeps ticking.
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could you handle holding a winning ticket. we'll explain. you're watching "world news now."
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>> millionaire. >> forget being a millionaire, kendis. just put that out of your mind. the real question is who wants to be a billionaire. >> we all do. yeah, i think. as the powerball jackpot creeps higher, there are indications that even if you do win it all, you might want to be careful about what you wish for. abc's lauren lyster has the story. >> your winning powerball numbers. >> the grand prize climbing to $1.4 billion monday. after no one matched all six numbers to score saturday's $949 million prize.
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someone in massachusetts. >> hopefully it's one of our regulars. >> reporter: in suffolk, virginia, too. >> it may be me. i come here all the time. >> reporter: others still thinking how they would spend the big wings. >> pay off bills. live comfortably for the rest of my life. >> pass the money around. you can't spend it all. >> reporter: it turns out winning a stash of megalottery cash can be squandered with stunning speed. 70% of people who hit it big lose big within just a few years. the odds of winning are still one in 292 million. yes, you're still more likely to get attacked about a shark or struck by lightning but here's a virginia man whose car was struck by lightning and who is playing powerball with a message of hope. >> the reality is, people do get hitly lightning. they get bit by sharks. so it is possible to be that one in 200 million person who wins. >> reporter: don't be fooled by
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prize is just $999 million. weld this record-breaking jackpot of over a billion bucks, the issue is those signs weren't made to display a prize that big. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. reena, kendis. >> thank you so much. lauren, coming up phantom phone vibrations.
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. okay. now it's time for "the mix." apparently nine in ten americans have what's called the phantom ring. i guess you could call it maybe a syndrome possibly. you think that your cell phone is vibrating and you're getting a call but it turns out to be a muscle spasm. >> what? >> yeah, so you think that your phone is ringing and you feel this like twitch in your muscle. you think it's ringing. you check your phone and it's not. >> so you scloe logically have gotten yourself and you're so
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that wherever you keep your phone. >> what's going on with you? >> that it's not that you're happy to see. >> do you suffer from this phantom ring. >> i don't think i've had it, but i guess it happens to all the guys, rights? not everybody's -- are we talking about the same thing. >> well, hello. i guess when you're hot line blings, that can only mean one thing. kendis hasn't got no phantom ring. did i just drop drake. >> give me a call, drake. >> that's interesting to note. it's always a debate, how do you cut a pizza slice. we always get the same slices from domino's but there are a bunch of scientists in liverpool who have come up with the ideal way to cut a pizza pie. this is it. and this apparently makes all those fussy eaters who love crust and hate crust makes them happy.
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known as a month heed dral disk tiling. > mon who dral? >> who can produce 12 identically sized pieces. six forming in a star in the center and six dividing up the crust. >> i like to point this out. there was a big discussion in the newsroom today. who is going to eat a pizza without crust you? want the crust on your pizza. >> there are some people who are crust haters. you all know who you are. >> 1%. >> they're the 1% of society. >> all right. >> so there you go. definitive proof. >> this could be the 1% of dogs. take a look at this dog who smiles on cue. you just tell him, cheese, and he's got this big cheesy grin just on command. impressive. >> say cheese. >> it's either cheesy or creepy. >> it was posted and over 7 million views already. >> a spectacular view out of germany. this took place in november.
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100 drones rigged with lights and synced up to play with beethoven's 9th symphony. >> that's impressive. >> it's a world record. apparently intel folks are saying this is the fireworks of the future. >> they're taking over the world one drone at a time. to hear that we have a serious hunger issue in our country. and as a parent, it's even harder to hear that one in 5 of our kids struggles with hunger, especially when billions of pounds of good food are wasted every year. feeding america is a nationwide network of food banks that helps provide billions of meals to families in need right in your community. visit feedingamerica.org to support feeding america and your local food bank. together, we can solve hunger.
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this morning on "world news now," neck and neck. from bernie sanders and hillary clinton exchanging words to donald trump going after ted cruz. new challenges for both parties in iowa and new hampshire. caught on camera, the violent take-down of mexico's el chapo. new video showing the gun battle. new details about the drug lord's capture. >> and flu this half hour, drama on the streets. >> a police officer's dashcam capturing the scene of a man clinging to the hood of a car before it hits a squad car. the pictures and the
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>> and later on in "the skinny," awkward first dates "the bachelor" last night. our senior analyst is here with us with his insight and the exclusive kiss count on this tuesday, january 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and good morning, everyone on this tuesday. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. very excited about "the bachelor" and to get the details on the kiss count because i just turned it on for like a half an hour. yeah, the kiss count was very, very busy might have broken last night during that half hour period. >> you love your bachelor, don't you? >> yes, our analyst is there getting everything prepped. we do want to talk about people who -- talk about what's being billed as the first major event of the 2016 political year. that happened last night in des moines, iowa. >> the brown and black presidential forum at drake university hosted by our sister station fusion had the three democratic candidates appearing on stage separately all answering questions about
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health and the economy. but the discussion eventually focused on the race itself. >> anybody can win. i mean, this is -- who would have thought donald trump would be leading in national polls. i mean for those of you ever thought about running for president, take heart. i mean -- >> it could be that the inevitable candidate for the democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today. >> oh. them be fighting words. >> fighting words from vermont senator bernie sanders. sounding increasingly optimistic. that optimism apparently well placed. >> yeah, hillary clinton is increasingly fighting to hold on to her lead in iowa where she and sanders are now actually in a statistical tie and in new hampshire, of course, she's fallen behind sanders by four points. abc's bazi kanani with more. >> reporter: hillary clinton under pressure in iowa now going directly after surging democratic competitor bernie sanders.
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arithmetic how to pay for what he has proposed without raising taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: just three weeks before the first caucus, the latest poll shows sanders in a statistical tie with clinton in iowa and in new hampshire, the second state to vote, sanders now holds a slight lead. >> i feel really good where we are but i'm not taking anything for granted. >> reporter: sanders says clinton he's attacks are proof she's nervous. >> that is not surprising when you have a clinton campaign that is now in trouble and now understands that they can lose. >> reporter: on the republican side, another front-runner is facing the heat. donald trump turns to retail politics for the first time. >> sorry, folks, to bother you. >> reporter: campaigning at a local diner in new hampshire, trump admits it's not his style. >> the reason the other people do the small diners is because they can't get anybody to show
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>> reporter: ted cruz is right at his heels while trump hits hard against cruz for being born in canada, questioning whether he can legally be president, cruz is predicting a victory. >> we will win the general election in november, 2016, and beat hillary clinton. >> reporter: that birther issue for cruz is not going away anytime soon. the republican governor has -- of iowa has now chiped in saying it is a fair question. reena, kendis. >> some 19 days till the caucuses get under way in iowa. tonight president obama delivers his final state of the union address and he promises it will be different. in this youtube video, the president explains he won't just recall his past success and outline goals for the year ahead. instead he will focus on the big things that all americans need to do to make the country great. also, for the first time, the speech will unfold on snapchat. >> make the country great but not great again. >> great again. the key. want to make sure you get the phrases right.
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least 18 people at a mall in baghdad. the terror group says attackers targeted an area where many shiite muslims were known to gather and isis warned that a worse attack is yet to come. at least four officers were killed in the assault which lasted nearly two hours. >> we're getting our first look at one of the world's most wanted men now back in custody in mexico. notorious drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman is awaiting extradition to the u.s. the release of this new mugshot comes as we get a closer look at the raid that led to his recapture. abc's matt gutman has the latest from mexico. >> reporter: it's almost 5:00 a.m. mexican marines closing in on el chapo. the moment the safehouse door busts open, that gunfire. inside this squad of bodyguards. one marine hit in the arm. another marine butting the pin on a grenade, tossing it inside. the explosion shakes the house.
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smoke, climb the stairs, search the top floors. the shootout killing five of el chapo's men, but no sign of the narco. it was a hollywood handshake that helped lead to the raid. that image documenting oscar winner sean penn's clandestine interview with the drug lord for "rolling stone" magazine. mexican soap opera star kate del castillo making the introduction. authorities reportedly tracking their every move as they arrived together in mexico, even taking these surveillance images obtained by a mexican paper. the two stars apparently taking this plane to el chapo's jungle hideout. the kingpin hoping del castillo would make a bio-pic about his life, starting with this video. [ speaking foreign language ] el chapo telling penn he's unrepentant about being a drug lord. he says there's no other way to survive. penn telling reporters he has nothing to hide. that safehouse showing battle scars. the marines ransacking it,
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and right through here is this trapdoor. this is the secret passageway and doorway that leads to the tunnel down there. authorities finally tracking him down in a stolen car, then taking this picture as proof. el chapo is now in a super max prison that's been fortified so he doesn't escape again as he awaits extradition to the u.s. but officials are telling us, that could take over a year. matt gutman, abc news, los mochis, mexico. >> one influential government tack force finalized new breast cancer screening guidelines. it recommends that women between ages 50 and 74 get mammograms every other year and the task force says women between 40 and 49 should make the decision based on how they view the benefits and harms. as always, you've got to consult your doctor. >> so this might seem like an obvious, but consuming sugary drinks leads to big bellies. yeah, there are people who worked on a study on this. this is what a new study says.
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fat. that fat is the most dangerous because it wraps around internal organs and raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. a daily sugary drink resulted in an average of 30% more fat over six years. >> we're not going to discuss what a daily sugary cupcake will do. >> man, you might as well give up at that point but diet soda's not that bad an apparently. the ringling brothers circus will retire its elephants in may, a year earlier than planned. 11 animals are on tour right now but so many cities and counties have passed anti-circus laws out of concern for mistreatment that the company found it couldn't arrange tours for their traveling circuses to 115 cities. the elephants will now join 29 others at a conservation center in florida. okay. so you can make art out of anything you know, and brian owens is proof of that. he makes portraits out of salt. including this one of actor morgan freeman.
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>> look at that. he uses a playing card and a small brush to direct the salt around and create areas of light and dark. >> that is fantastic. brian says that he takes lots of pictures as he works and compares them side by side with the original and he chose morgan freeman because he's one of his favorite actors and also because he has so many recognizable features like his freckles and hair. that's prim esive. >> very nice job there, young man. coming up in "the skinny," the awkward first date on "the bachelor" last night. our senior analyst is here to put it all in perspective. >> also in "the skinny," celebrity tributes for the unforgettable david bowie. from former performers to close friends. >> and the mother of the affluenza teen, her complaints about jail and when she'll be released after today's forecast map. just 4 degrees today in minneapolis and speaking of which, today's rush limbaugh's birthday. >> what does that have to do with minneapolis? >> absolutely nothing. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by
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>> two suburban detroit police officers became part of the action themselves as they responded to a domestic violence call. take a look. their cruiser rammed by a car with a half-dressed man hanging onto the hood. just a typical day if the suburbs there. he flew off the hood upon impact. apparently it was a fight between two brothers that had spilled out into the street. >> the officer inquires as to why would you drive down the street with a person on the hood of your car endangering him and he responds simply, i just wanted to scare him. >> okay. >> it's got to be the older
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younger one on the hood. >> probably something along those lines. get this though. the driver tried to blame the police officers for the fender-bender. one brother is facing domestic violence charges the other with reckless driving charges. >> there are new developments in the so-called affluenza teen. ethan couch's mom tonya in a texas court yesterday. her bond sharply reduced. >> last night she posted bond and is set to be released today but must wear a monitoring device. abc's lauren lyster is following the new developments. >> reporter: tonya couch appearing in court, a judge sharply reducing her bond from $1 million to $75,000. >> frankly, judge, i just don't believe everything that happened today that it should be a >> reporter: she's charged with hindering the apprehension of a if he lon, her 18-year-old son ethan couch known as the afrlz he pleaded guilty in 2013 to driving crash. the mother/son pair took off from texas in early december in
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staying at this resort and partying at this strip joint where staffers tell abc news, ethan racked up a $1,000 tab he couldn't pay. authorities finally catching up with them on this street. tonya was brought back to texas last week. the sheriff himself hauling her to lockup and accompanying her to court. >> she expressed a slight bit of displeasure about her accommodations and i explained to her that this was a jail, not a resort. >> reporter: her lawyer objecting to the special treatment. >> i don't think he's had any contact with anyone who's been arrested ever. >> reporter: ethan couch remains in a mexico city detention facility. he's been fighting deportation back to texas for violating his probation. and monday, mothers against drunk driving launched a petition demanding ethan couch's case be moved from juvenile to adult court. believing this is part of doing everything possible to hold him accountable. lauren lyster, abc news,
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reena, kendis. >> thank you so much. coming up, the surprising engagement announcement for a pair no strangers to marriage. >> reporter: and things kick into high gear on "the bachelor." our analyst weighs in next on the "skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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think i was going to make it back but here we go. reena, you weren't here last week and kendis said, hopefully, ben could improve on the kiss count. >> he was a little slow. >> well, let's say this. he improved on the kiss count. roll that beautiful bachelor footage. 21 women started this episode. we started bachelor high. there's ben. this is a group date. ten women. they did some corny competitions. science stuff. this was a little weak to be quite honest. they shot some hoops. it was big-time brick city. you get the idea. the whole thing ended up on the track.
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she's the homecoming queen. she gets a crown. big deal. more importantly, jo jo who was also on the date gets the rose. moving along, the one-on-one date, kevin hart and ice cube were brought in. >> what? >> for a little assistance on planning the date. they wound up in a hot tub in a hot tub store. this is caila and ben. they also had, they also had some one-on-one time a bit later, a private concert, a nice date. two very nice people. caila gets the rose. then one of the more bizarre dates in bachelor history, this is at what they call the love lab. and ben was smelling the women. >> what? >> no, come on. >> smelling the women. an olfactory medley of women. >> smem -- smelling them? >> he called one of them flowery. one of them had a fruit aroma.
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speaking of sour, this is olivia here on the bed. >> oh. >> i think olivia thinks she's got this thing all wrapped up already. frankly, the analyst thinks she's irritating. she's annoying. she's got this huge mouth. it's unbelievable. i mean, this one's got to go. hopefully she's out of there pretty soon. >> but ben liked it. >> then they had a rose ceremony. >> yes. >> so everything went pretty smoothly until one of the laurens, we've been weeding them out, lb. >> many laurens. >> lb decided that she was out of here. >> on her own. >> she walked out. she is gone. >> what was the straw that broke -- >> she just wasn't cut out for it. so so much for that. there were no roses last night for samantha who had the sour smell so she's taking her sour smell home. >> mandi the homecoming queen who won the foot race, forget
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>> she's gone and jackie, we never knew her anyway. she's out of here. kiss count, kendis. >> let's do it. >> kiss count. roll it. roll it. >> oh, no. >> the kiss count stops at seven. >> wow. >> i'll tell you right now. >> lucky seven. >> he was scoring touchdowns like alabama and clemson were last night. >> nice. >> 17 women remain in this competition. the analyst is out. >> isn't it too early? okay. all right. too early for touchdowns in the season. >> seven kisses and then boom. >> speaking of touchdowns for some people, quick headline. >> yeah, quick headline from the "skinny" now apparently off the mark. another bachelor. billionaire ruppert murdoch. >> and the lucky lady, former model jeri hall. the announcement appears in the times of london this morning which is one of the many publications owned by murdoch. the 9-year-old executive chairman of news corp. >> this will be his fourth marriage. and 59-year-old hall's second. her first husband, of course, mick jagger. >> we've learned an interesting tidbit about patriots quarterback tom brady.
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this is the final farewell from the incomparable david bowie. >> it's the last song on the album "black star" released just days ago. it's called "i can't give everything away." it's proof that he was truly an artist to the very end, not letting the public know of his 18-month long battle with cancer until he passed on sunday and putting every ounce of his soul into his music. >> he leaves behind his wife of 23 years, former super model i man. here they are as they announced their engagement in london in 1991. they do have a daughter together, lexie. she's 15 years old and bowie also leaves behind a son from a previous marriage to filmmaker duncan jones who is 44 years old. >> among the many tributes is one from yoko own know the wife of the late john lennon who was a collaborator and friend of bowie's posting to social media her memories of david stepping in after john's murder and looking out for her son shawn as a father figure. >> speaking of the beatles paul
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1985 at the live aid concert in london. they look so young there. mccartney shared his thoughts on bowie's passing. i'm going to quote it here for you. "i will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. his star will shine in the sky forever." >> and besides his music, fans remembered all the little things that made david bowie so enigmatic like this mugshot from 1976 known as one of the coolest mugshot inside history. >> it really was. >> he was arrested at ross chester, a new york hotel for marijuana possession. >> someone else arrested with bowie in that incident, iggy pop, the godfather of punk rock and one of the many influential artists who was influenced by bowie. they collaborated together with iggy cowriting the song "tonight" from bowie's 1984 album of the same name. >> bowie's performance of that song with tina turner, the
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i will love you till i reach the end >> and there are many fans who are paying tribute all over the world with memorials popping up everywhere. a testament to the many lives of david bowie. >> they say this album was in many ways a gift to all of his
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with four of bama's touchdowns at least 50 yards. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, january 12. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> don't laugh at me. >> bama. boma. >> i'm in my state of the union mind-set. that's why i say boma thinking obama even though it's ba ma not boma. >> but the bamas are celebrating this morning. we are going to get started with a different boma, the state of the union, mr. president. he heads up to capitol hill to
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seventh and final time. >> since he has little chance of convincing congress of his legislative agenda, he plans to speak directly to the american people. abc's arlette saenz explains. >> reporter: president obama's state of the union address has produced some unconventional moments. from a presidential fist bump to a snoozing is supreme court justice. tonight's speech should be no different. the white house says the president's final state of the union will be nontraditional. instead of outlining his legislative to do list, the president will reflect on the success of his two terms, touting the progress made on the economy, on health care and with same-sex marriage. he'll also set the stage for his final year in office as he previewed in this youtube video. >> since i took office seven years ago in the midst of crisis, i don't think i have ever been more optimistic than i -- about a year ahead than i am right now. >> reporter: tonight's state of the union will be the first to unfold on snapchat. the white house snapping preparations for the president's speech. among the guests sitting with
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the union, an american hero who stopped an attempted terror attack on a train in france, the syrian refugee featured by humans of new york now living in michigan, and the south carolina woman who inspired the president's 2008 campaign chants. there will noticeably be one empty space in the first lady's box tonight. the white house said it's leaving one seat vacant to represent "the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice." arlette saenz, abc news, the white house. >> and, of course, be sure to tune in for live abc news coverage of the state of the union address starting at 9:00 eastern. we'll have a wrap-up and reaction tomorrow morning right here on "world news now." vice president joe biden, of course, will be there for the state of the union. he's sharing a touching story that he's never told publicly before about the generosity of president obama. in an interview with cnn, biden described the prospect of their eldest son bowe being forced to resign as delaware's attorney general over his failing health and he shared his worries with
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bowe's family without his son's salary. but he never expected his boss's response. >> jill and i will sell the house. we'll be in good shape. he said don't sell that house. promise me you won't sell the house. saying this. he said i'll give you the money. >> bowe biden did serve out his second term as delaware's leaving office last january, he fell ill with brain cancer and died in june. the house today votes on sanctions against north korea after its nuclear bomb test. the bill would deny north korea access to hard cash. it has strong bipartisan support although it sat stuck in committee for ten months until north korea's claim it set off a hydrogen bomb last week. but it's uncertain whether the senate will pass the bill or what effect passage would have. >> we're getting an ominous message from isis after a deadly attack on a shopping mall in baghdad.
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in that attack that ended after a nearly two-hour gun battle. a few hours after the attack, at least 20 people were killed in an attack on a cafe outside of baghdad. isis has warned of even worse incidents to come. >> and also in iraq, a u.s. air strike is believed too have destroyed a huge stockpile of isis cash. an official says 2,000-pound bombs targeted a cache storage facility in the city of mosul. it's the second time the u.s. has carried out this kind of air strike. >> breaking news from ohio where three people are dead following a house explosion and fire near cleveland. the victims are a mother, father and their child. another child remains missing. neighbors say the powerful blast shook their homes. they rushed into the burning home trying to save the family. but it was too late. bill cosby has filed to have the indecent assault charge filed against him in pennsylvania dismissed entirely. his attorneys claim the prosecutor violated a ten-year-old agreement not to
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he testified in a civil case. he's due to appear in court again early next month. singer natalie cole was remembered with music and a joy a lot of joy at a funeral service in los angeles. a who's who of soul, r & b, jazz and pop music stars were there to say good-bye including chaka khan, gladys knight, smoky robinson, stevie wonder. lionel ritchie addressed the challenges and blessings that natalie faces as the daughter of the legend nat king cole. >> she was natalie king cole, a superstar in her own right. >> natalie cole died on new year's day of heart failure. her sister said that she wanted her epitaph to read the daughter of a king, the mother of a prince, and a friend to all. >> she had so many fans. and the grief of course, is still fresh over the loss of another giant from the music world. fans of david bowie have been
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bowie lived in new york and london and they're expressing their sorrow there. bowie died of cancer yesterday at the age of 69. abc's elizabeth hur with more. >> reporter: for decades, legendary musician david bowie entertained audiences around the world. >> with favorites including "young americans" and his first hit "changes." >> he was a renaissance man. he was a superstar. and i truly believe that david bowie's death will be on a par with jfk's, with elvis'. >> reporter: his biographer says the singer was magnificent. british prime minister david cameron calling him a master of reinvention. >> today we're mourning the loss of an immense british talent. i mean, genius is an overused
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but i think musically creatively, artistically, david bowie was a genius. >> reporter: born david jones in south london, his unique sound and style inspired and influenced generations of musicians from mick jagger to duran duran to madonna, from singing to acting, he did it all. starring in movies like "the hunger" and "the man who fell to earth." just last friday on his 69th birthday, he released his 25th and final album "rock star." this album reportedly a carefully planned finale, a parting gift to his fans. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. the last known survivor of the 1906 san francisco earthquake has died. william del monte was 3 months old when the earthquake struck. he remembered his dramatic escape from the burning city. his family grabbed a horse drawn wagon and made their way out of
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stockbroker then and he was just days away from turning 110 years old. >> well, there's no question that winter has arrived for western new york. some areas east of lake erie, look at these pictures. >> whoa. >> nearly two feet of snow on the ground and more is on the way today. that car. warm water producing lake-effect snow. there could be as much as four feet of snow by tomorrow night. and, of course, it's going to be accompanied by gusty winds. okay, so here's the rest of today's forecast. in the meantime, snow from the ohio valley to northern new england. below zero windchills in minneapolis and chicago. freeze warnings along the gulf coast. heavy rain and up to a foot and a half of mountain snow in the west. >> 4 degrees in minneapolis, teens and 20s in chicago, detroit and kansas city. 30s and 40s in denver, boston and new york. 60s in los angeles, miami and dallas. well, it won't cost as much to heat your home or run your
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crude oil prices now at their lowest level in 12 years after losing another 5% yesterday. the national average for gasoline below $2 a gallon. it's a combination of a worldwide oversupply and less demand from the slowing chinese economy. but for many americans oil and gas producers may go bust. >> okay. >> there's a crucial meeting tomorrow between the head of volkswagen and the head of the environmental protection agency. the embattled german automaker plans to present the epa with a plan to fix the diesel engines that cheated on emissions tests. more than half a million volkswagens in this country have the faulty software. 11 million of them worldwide. >> tesla motors is taking another giant step towards the self-driving car. many of its cars actually have the ability to park themselves, no driver needed. this one i guess is going in and out of the garage you see there. >> all by itself. the company says it will work best for drivers trying to get their cars into tight spaces in
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the feature also includes the ability for the car to parallel park itself, which would be fantastic. >> the ceo elon musk says the car can even detect small dogs crossing its path and there's a feature that engages and automatically stops the vehicle. >> yeah, that would be my self-driving car. >> yeah, i was just about to say that. >> it would basically reflect the way we drive. >> there's a reason why you take the subway every day. >> come up, shedding tears before a judge. >> the woman accused of high profile jewelry heists. >> also ahead the monster wave that sidelined one of the most talented world surfers. what was he thinking? he's comments in an abc news exclusive. >> using ballet moves to get as fit as a professional dancer. do you have what it takes? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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there's now a $15,000 reward for any help in solving this gun store smash and grab in ohio. this surveillance video, you see the suspects are seen using a stolen truck to smash the store front and take the weapons. they're wearing masks and got away with 17 handguns. the sheriff says they're exactly the sort that's used in other crimes. next, the alleged jewel thief breaking down in court yesterday accused of robbing stores in five states and stealing up to $4 million in jewelry. >> all the while, the female thief hiding in plain sight. abc's steve osunsami has the new details. >> reporter: her friends and family in the atlanta suburbs are trying to wrap their heads around this picture. 24-year-old abby kemp being hauled into court, where she cried her eyes out, as she was charged with a federal crime. >> i need you to respond to an armed robbery. >> reporter: police say she's the young woman with a gun seen in these surveillance videos, robbing jewelry stores across
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sometimes even staring directly into security cameras. accused of stealing millions in jewels. >> hello, insomnia. >> reporter: all the while, she was out and proud on social media. pictures of her modeling and living the life. >> she was the life of the party. if abby was there, you were going to have a good time. >> reporter: after the fbi started posting photos from the robberies, they say the calls came pouring in. friends claiming they saw her wearing jewelry that she in no way could afford. police named this man as her alleged accomplice, 35-year-old louis jones iii, already jailed on other charges. kemp has a bond hearing on thursday. she has not yet entered a plea. if she's convicted, the maximum punishment is 20 years. atlanta. >> wow. >> that's a long time. >> all right. >> coming up, beauty through ballet. >> the benefits of dancing are no secret. and now there's a workout routine to get the results. you're watching "world news
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>> so apparently not all of us can grow up to be ballerinas. some of us have to settle with being talking heads on tv. but even though we can't live out our ballet dreams, of course, we can benefit from the workout. >> i've been trying to get you to do this. >> i can't. >> there are plenty of models, celebrities all looking to ballet to give them the lean toned look. abc's nikki battiste already has that look and put on her slippers to check it out. >> reporter: we're at ballet beautiful in new york city. and we're about to know you how those super models get those sexy models. >> up, two. >> reporter: what inspired ballet beautiful? >> initially this was just a series of exercises that i put together for myself when i was dancing with the new york city ballet and then later expanded into an entire method.
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ballet meets fitness. >> exactly. it's exercises and stretches that are going to target what i would call your ballet muscles. so that's how we're shaping the body. it's about not only the way that you're moving through space but which muscles you're targeting. >> reporter: is anyone not in pain? >> i'm in pain. so we're focusing on the inner thigh. you do the workout. the back, the insides of the legs and thighs, outside of the hips, the butt. >> reporter: by booty is burning. >> amazing. abs, working on your posture. toning our arms, back, upper body but we're building that strength to hold that beautiful pots tour and avoiding muscles that will bulk and build up. long neck. don't lift the shoulders. so you're working the muscles really, really hard. but they're stretching. they're elongating and the way they end up being shaped is completely different. >> natalie portman in "black
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how she looked, her dancing. you trained her for the movie. >> yes, we started preparing a year before the movie even went we started at about the two hours a day, ballet beautiful exercises, ballet class, building up her stamina, sculpting her body, giving her the base strength that she needed to go through that very rigorous training. >> reporter: you even trained some victoria secret angels. why do they come to you? >> i think the angels end up working with us at ballet beautiful because they're expression of their female forms. >> reporter: which move do the victoria secret angels cringe when you have them do it? what burns the most for them? >> outer thighs we did today. frequency, we would put on a one-pound weight so that is like a whole other level of burn. they love it but they hate it at the same time. >> reporter: having a taste of that without any of that is torture. how did i do today? >> you did great.
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she does. classes. one. mikhael baryshnikov. >> hello. >> look at you. >> i actually look pretty >> you do look fierce. you've got that posture thing going. >> yes, those things are really tight. >> they are tight. >> constrictive. >> bust a move for me. show me a ballet move. >> here. >> here. s are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. forget the saggy dance freely" in new pampers cruisers" with three extra absorb channels. it doesn't sag and stays dryer." "so dance, however you want!"
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isn't it? you love your hot line bling with drake. >> i didn't know there there was a term for it. >> yeah, just late night phone calls and texts. so we had to go between bieber and adele but we decided "hot line bling" because we thought it would be more memorable. it wasn't a monster, it was memorable. >> brewed up by el nino carrying a deadly amount of force. but if you're a surfer, you head right for it. >> okay. that's just what garrett mcnamara did. it didn't work out so well. but now he's got one heck of a story, doesn't he? here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: watch a gnarly wipeout in half moon bay. >> oh. >> reporter: that surfer one of the world's best. garrett mcnamara living to talk about it. >> it's definitely one of the craziest wipeouts i've had. >> reporter: watch closely. mcnamara falls off his surfboard and hits the water three times, breaking his arm before being engulfed by that giant wave.
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it was just like a big bright light. >> reporter: mcnamara holds the world record for catching an epic 78-foot wave, the largest ever surfed. but it was this el nino-fueled 50-foot wave that took him down thursday. >> oh, my god. oh. >> reporter: just look. mcnamara is nowhere to be seen and panic sets in. watch as rescuers on jet skis race to find him. some are now calling this wipeout one of the worst ever recorded. mcnamara is recovering from surgery but the world champ is already thinking about hitting the waves again. >> surfing is my life. it's my passion. it's what i love to do. and i'll never stop surfing. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> he's very lucky. >> he really is. doesn't make me want to go out into the surf anytime soon. >> no? come on.
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